The holidays are a time packed with decorating, fun, and family. From decorating the tree to baking cookies, there’s never a dull moment. Christmastime is also marked by giving and receiving gifts. While buying gifts is easy, there’s nothing better than a personal gift that’s made from the heart.
Are you looking for unique ways to use your custom Christmas stamps? If so, keep reading for 4 stamp-based keepsakes that everyone will love.
- Unique Holiday Wrapping & Gift Tags
A Christmas tree surrounded by beautifully wrapped presents is everyone’s holiday dream. This year, why not take things a step further by creating your own wrapping paper?
Having one-of-a-kind paper makes Christmas memorable. The best part is that homemade wrapping paper keeps more money in your wallet. With Christmas stamps and ink pads, you’re all set to create holiday designs.
To make wrapping paper, you’ll want to purchase matte brown or white paper. Have an idea in your mind of what look you’re going for. Fun options include:
- A winter wonderland (snowmen, snowflakes)
- Santa Claus (Santa, reindeer, snowflakes)
- Outdoorsy (reindeer, twine, evergreens)
Finish your unique wrapping with a homemade name tag. Use a stamp on one side and write a to/from message on the other.
- Create Personalized Christmas Cards
Do you know that on average, 1.6 billion holiday cards are purchased each year? Even in today’s highly digital world, presenting a card in person holds much more emotional weight than an email or e-card. But the card buying process can be quite the experience
There’s nothing more frustrating than searching for that perfect card but having to settle for one that doesn’t get the message across. Even worse is when you wait until the last minute and you’re left picking from the ones no one else wanted.
Beat the rush and save money by creating your own personalized Christmas cards. Create a design for the face of the card and add your own custom message for each recipient. You can even add a holiday photograph, glitter, ribbon, washi tape, and so much more.
Handmade holiday cards are ideal for friends and family members of all ages.
- Memorable Holiday Scrapbook Page
Scrapbooking and stamps are perfect together. Rubber stamps are the ideal tool for creating uniquely personal pages. Use stamps for added design and decoration or to stamp a sentiment.
Stamping within a scrapbook is easiest when using clear rubber stamps. Transparent stamps allow you to precisely place each stamp. Wooden handled stamps can be used if placement isn’t an issue with the page you’re creating.
Want to get your creative juices flowing? Consider these holiday stamping options:
- Sold design stamps are great for adding pops of color and fun to each page. Any Christmas-themed stamp works.
- Use corner stamps to decorate the edges of each page. Holly, snowflakes, and other Christmas-related images are ideal.
- Use alphabet stamps to stamp dates, names, and holiday greetings. Cursive and intricate fonts work best for holiday pages.
- Personalized Gifts
For those hard to buy for people on your list, sometimes going the handmade and personalized route is best. Stamps can be used to create a variety of gifts that are perfect for Christmas.
There’s nothing better than beautiful stationery. You can purchase blank stationery and make it your own before gifting it. Use stamps to spruce up the cover of a journal or create unique paper products such as note cards and notepad pages. Stationary is the ideal gift for business owners, office workers, and people who love putting their words on pretty paper.
A stamped canvas bag makes for an easy yet useful gift. This gift is perfect for that person on your list that prefers function over anything else. A stamped canvas bag can be used as a grocery holder or as an everyday tote bag. Before stamping, come up with a design and theme. Trees, snowflakes, and Christmas lights all make for fun eye-catching designs. Use bright colors to make the bag one-of-a-kind.
Shoes and shirts are the ideal empty canvas for stamps. Create fun holiday shirts for the whole family. Or create cute stamped elf shoes for the kids to wear. The options are endless! When stamping on clothing, stick to canvas or cotton materials. You’ll also want to ensure you use ink that is meant for fabric. Otherwise, the ink will bleed or run, which ruins your design.
With these keepsake ideas, you’ll find even more joy and excitement during the holiday season. Christmas is a time of giving to those who you care about most. Nothing shows just how much you care like a handmade gift. This year give the gift of letting your creativity run free!
What’s your favorite craft to make using stamps? What holiday stamp is your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments.